Man the Lifeboats
Joining us as part of their Soul of Albion tour Man the Lifeboats will be playing a special "pay-what-you-can" gig in aid of Reading Samaritans.
Man The Lifeboats as born to play raucous, upbeat 21st-century folk music, to craft songs with big choruses that tell stories. Songs with straight-up lyrics, pounding bass lines, lilting mandolin and fiddle melodies and stomping beats, Man The Lifeboats have cultivated a sound that would not be out of place at a party at the end of the world.
Influences? Well, up there with Skinny Lister and Holy Moly & the Crackers, we have the Pogues, Bellowhead, Tom Waits, Dylan, Springsteen, Kate Bush, Frank Turner, Manu Chao, and of course, Chic.
Throw all that in a cauldron and you end up with a blistering live experience, tales of lost evenings, ballads of doomed love and shanties about whisky-soaked nights, Michael Palin, and the end of the world.
Tonic for these troubled times.
Man The Lifeboats are:
Rich Quarterman - Lead vocals, guitar and songwriting
Aaron Horlock - Banjo, accordion, mandolin, guitar and vocals
Sam Barker - Bass
Dan Gilroy - Fiddle, Stroh violin, tin whistle and vocals
David Vaughan - Drums, percussion, piano